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By ana (Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 08:55:29 PM EST) silly stuff (all tags)
through free association. 

 So I'm in this carpool. It's okay, mostly, though we have our disagreements. Sometimes the conversation is priceless.

D is going on and on about conspiracy theorists. It wasn't really all that interesting, except perhaps as fodder.

We're getting close to my house, so I ask D if it's his turn to drive the next day (J's driving today, and I drove on Friday, so "yes" would be the right answer).

"Unless I can convince you otherwise between now and tomorrow morning," he says. Always pushing to see what he can get away with, that guy.

"I have records," I say. "And I know how to use them." (It's a google calendar, set up when we were having a disagreement about the fairness of the customary arrangements.)

So D starts off on a monologue, constructing a fancy magnet, a super magnet, that he can use to erase my records. "It's a rare-earth magnet, niobium and boron," he says.

Now D and J are in the front seat and I can't really hear that well from the back. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

"Did you say moron?" I asked.

So we were off onto moron magnets. How they don't really need attracting. Maybe you could pick them up off the street? And then back to conspiracy theories. He wants to put his moron magnets into the tinfoil hat.

J pulled his car to a stop opposite my house.

"They told me this hat was lined with tinfoil," I said. "But it turns out it was moron, all along."

I was still chuckling when the cat greeted me at the door, begging for his dinner.
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What a moron magnet might look like: by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #1 Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 01:30:05 AM EST

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Moron magnets by lm (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 08:41:42 AM EST
I'm reminded of the old grade school gag, a piece of paper with "How do you keep a moron occupied? (Answer on the other side.)" written on one side and "How do you keep a moron occupied? (Answer on the other side.)" written on the other.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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